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cases in the coming days. and here's a little fun for you. you can add this list to the list of firsts during the national historic season. teddy finally wins a president's race. i didn't say it was pretty, but he did win. later this hour he will join us live in studio as fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. go teddy. good morning to you. there's a live look outside, some slowdowns on the roads, as you would expect, some clouds out there and a little bit of fog too. this is thursday, october 4th. good morning, everybody, i'm tony perkins. i'm allison seymour. we're happy you're with us on this thursday morning. >> lots to talk about today. we'll start it with tucker barnes and taikd a look at today's forecast. good morning, tucker. >> good morning, tony. yeah, we got some rain showers moving through the area at the moment. they won't last all day. they'll be here for another hour or two and then we should see gradually improving conditions, by that i mean a little less humidity and more
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sunshine later this afternoon. hang in there. there's the rain shower activity, north to south, pushing through d.c. and to points east, including parts of charles county there and out towards annapolis, anne arundel county still getting some showers. we still have some back to the south and west, manassas still getting a shower too. all of this energy and cloud cover continues to kind of make very slow progress to the east. i think the showers will be out of here shortly and then we'll be dealing with cloud cover for our morning hours before we see partial sunshine later today. once the sun starts to break out, we should see our winds shift around. finally after a couple of days after very humid conditions, winds out of the north and west should start to dry things out. things will gradually be getting better. 72 right now in washington. we are at 68 this morning out at dulles. it is very warm, very humid. our dewpoint temperatures right now in the low 70s, so lots of moisture in that atmosphere. here's your forecast for today, gradually improving cloud cover, we'll see some afternoon sunshine with highs back in the low 80s. that's weather.
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let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright. good morning. >>reporter: good morning to you, tucker. eastbound along 66 gridlock with delays coming out of manassas, the crew in sky fox joins us continuing from fair oaks in through vienna, lanes are open, no accidents to report east of fair oaks. definitely a slow trip traveling eastbound 123 working your way towards nutley street. we have accident cleanup that has closed a portion of west box road continuing between 50 and 66. the roadway remains blocked on the southbound side, northbound lanes are open. we'll take it back inside and update the ride elsewhere. in you are continuing the trip along the northbound i-95 stretch, this is problems in dale city, slow traffic continues coming across the occuquan, leaving prince william. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thank you very much. it is back to the campaign trail for the presidential candidates after the first debate last night in denver.
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mitt romney visits virginia, president barack obama has stops in colorado and wisconsin. all three are battleground states. let's last night's presidential debate from fox's nicole collins. nicole is live on capitol hill this morning. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, allison. those swing states very important. for mitt romney last night, he's been trailing slightly in the polls in many of those states, so it was very important for him to have a strong showing and it appears he delivered. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: the candidates were cordial, but mitt romney's aggressive approach appear today put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> when i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me and we know where it came from. >>reporter: the debate held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focused on dense domestic issues like taxes, social security and medicare and the
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role of the federal government. the president said romney's ideas are not specific enough. >> his running mate, congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that governor romney has talked about, and it wasn't very detailed. this seems to be a trend. >>reporter: and romney repeatedly accused the president of misrepresenting his position. >> i got five boys, i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it, but that is not the case. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >>reporter: this is the first of three presidential debates. the next one is scheduled for october 16th, but the vice presidential candidates debate a week from today. allison. >> nicole collins live on the hill, nicole, thank you. both parties are analyzing the debates this morning. vice president joe biden says romney did not give enough specifics and republican
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florida senator marco rubio thinks the president appeared uncomfortable. so what did you think of the debate? we want to hear your thoughts and invite you to post them on our facebook page. we'll share your comments throughout the morning. and in the debates last night, there weren't so many zingers as people call them sometimes delivered by either candidate. >> something mitt romney said about one of the world's most beloved children's characters is grabbing the headlines. it came when mitt romney talked about which federal programs he would cut. >> is the program so critical it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for it, and if not, i'll get rid of it. obama care is on my list, i apologize, mr. president. i use that term with all respect. >> i like it. >> good. so i'll get rid of that. i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidize to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i like big bird, i actually like you too. >> of course social media blew up on that big bird comment. it wasn't long before a new twitter account popped up, the
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handle fired big bird. big bird even posted this picture of himself on the "sesame street" stoop holding a will work for food sign. >> so who was telling the truth in the debate last night? we'll do some fact checking when jonathan strong of roll call joins us in our next half hour. some of the other top stories we're following for you this morning, a meningitis outbreak is killing people across the nation, including here in maryland and virginia. two people have died in those states, and the cdc says the number of cases has risen to 26 nationwide, killing a total of four people. the outbreak is a rare form of the infection stemming from a steroid injection used to treat back pain. now, the steroid was made in massachusetts. it's since been recalled. a 17-year-old boy dropped his brother off at the entrance to their high school, then goes to park the car. now, that was monday morning.
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but police say he hasn't been seen since. >> a frantic search for the teenager is now under way in fairfax county. fox 5's melanie aldwick joins us with the details. good rning, melanie. >>reporter: good morning, tony and allison. brian glenn's family say they didn't realize he was missing until he didn't come home from football practice on monday night. now, an automatic notice that he was absent from classes at wt woodson high school did go out, but his family says it went to the wrong phone number. now police investigators are looking at surveillance video from this dunkin' donuts, we're here at fairfax circle, because they say a receipt from this store was found in brian's car and it was date stamped 8:00 a.m. monday. brian glenn has now been gone for three days, going on four. family and friends are searching for the missing teen. they combed woods and paths in fayette park. that's a baseball field on picket road and that's where brian's bw jetta was found in the parking lot. the search crew had little to
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go on, just an empty box of dunkin donuts and candy wrappers which is worrisome to brian's father. he says brian is not really a doughnut eater. he says the radio was also tune today a station that brian would not normally listen to. the dplen family says -- >> that's why it's shocking is because it just kind of caught us all by surprise. >>reporter: did he say something at school? >> no, not really, not that i can think of. >> it is odd that he wouldn't contact us. he is conscientious to let us know if he is running late somewhere. this is uncharacteristic for him. >>reporter: police say brian's disappearancant being investigated as suspicious, but they do call it unusual. they even brought out helicopters and bloodhounds to search the park nearby, but so far they have not found anything. brian's family says they just want him to come home. they have hired a private investigator. they say they're not trying to
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second guess anything that fairfax county and fairfax city police are doing, but they are a little concerned, tony and allison, that brian's car wasn't impounded. they say it wasn't searched for fingerprints and they also say there was no search done or any investigation done on that empty dunkin donuts box found inside brian's car, so really a lot of questions here and the family just hoping, tony and allison, that brian comes home safe and sound. >> very mysterious. thank you very much, melanie. nine minutes after the hour now, and the power of social media, how drug companies are using it to make their product better. and a ban put in place after hurricane katrina is back in the headlines. why tourists and victims of the storm are butting heads. plus the redskins get ready for sunday's game against the falcons and the nationals pull out the rest of the season. sports breakfast up next. as we head to the break, here's a look outside. some of the roadways wet this morning, still some fog out there, not as bad as yesterday.
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tucker has your forecast. julie wright has your traffic when we return. it's 7:09. it's 7:09.
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making headlines, a battle is being waged in the lower 9th ward of new orleans. the city passed an ordinance back in 2006 banning tour buses from bringing people in to see the damage left behind by hurricane katrina. now, it wasn't being enforced until recently when residents started complaining about buses blocking streets and damaging roadways. but bus operators maintain that they and the city are losing tourism dollars. the city council is expected to take up the issue tomorrow to find some sort of compromise. tony. researchers at the university of virginia and west virginia university say they will look into whether social
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media can help identify drug side effects more quickly. the team will read through thousands of posts on twitter, facebook and other sites to search for early warning signs of bad drug reactions. they say this could potentially save lives and money and modernize the way drug reactions are looked at. >> who would ever t you know, that social media would be used in this way. >> you're right. >> but it's good if you help somebody. i like it. anyway, what's going on, tuck? >> the weather is going to get better gradually. i no he we're waking up with some clouds and showers out there. we'll see some sunshine and finally get some dryer air in here too. it was kind of humid yesterday. >> so the humidity will go down. >> humidity will go down, temperatures will stay up today, but eventually temperatures will go down too, particularly when we get into the weekend. >> i'm bracing myself. >> are you ready? >> no. >> we'll give you days notice. don't tell me you're not ready for it, allison. let's get straight to the maps and we're going to -- let's do a quick minute around the country. want to mention some winter weather. 72 in washington, cooler off to
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the north and west. chicago is 58 and you'll notice cincinnati 51. so we will start to see some 50s move back in here later tonight after another warm one around here. our highs are going to be back in the low 80s. check out casper, wyoming right now, 30 degrees. yeah, 30 degrees in casper, 33 in great falls, and they had some record snow in parts of montana yesterday, and that same winter storm is tracking to the east in parts of minnesota later today expecting up to a foot of snow. isn't that amaze sng >> wow! >> crazy. >> northwest minnesota up to a foot of snow. you can see that cold air. we're not going to get that cold around here, but that chunk of cold air will make its way east. i think we'll have some 30s around here by monday morning. >> what are you talking about, like when we go to work or overnight? >> overnight into early monday morning. >> that's crazy. >> we'll worry about that later. right now we're looking at some light shower activity moving through, cloud cover back to the west. the clouds will gradually dissipate here as this front continues to push on through.
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and by mid to late afternoon we'll see a little more sunshine and, again, the dryer air will work in later tonight. there's your seven-day forecast. 61 the high temperature on sunday, 30s across parts of the area monday morning with the cool air. >> chilly. >> it is october. we will be chilly for the redskins games. >> thanks, tucker. let's go to julie and get an update on this morning's rush hour traffic. >>reporter: i'm going to pretend like i didn't hear that. >> me too. i'm with you on this one. >>reporter: it's too early for that nonsense. here we go on the roads this morning, very much a busy ride, cleaning up accident activity 450 near the baltimore/washington parkway, follow police direction to get by here. we indeed found the work, it was northbound on kenelworth at benny, right side of the roadway, southbound definitely slow approaching the d.c. line. you'll find on the other side of town, near 270, this is where we have accident activity involving an overturned vehicle. this will tie up 109 at barnesville road. the overall delay coming from
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buckies town to montrose, again, this is all southbound on 270 with the lanes open. we have trouble spots to report for you in virginia. if you are traveling northbound i-95 here in dale city, the accident activity was crowding the left lane. delays coming northbound from 234. traffic remains below speed lorton all the way up toward the fran cone a springfield parkway. 395 here at the pentagon, no problems reported right now, continuing northbound out towards the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. dave ross is here. it's time for this morning's sports breakfast. one of three different segments dave apparently does, sports breakfast, the morning line, off the wall. >> you name it, that's what we do, jack of all trades, master of none. teddy had never been a master of his own domain when it came to winning. so abe's got over 250 or something.
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t.j. and george each one over 100, never had one. >> teddy had never won. >> in the history of the nats. did you see it coming yesterday? >> i thought it might be coming. i thought it would happen in the playoffs, but, boy, i wish it was there. >> it did happen finally, and as tucker barnes reported, he was at the game. that's bigger than the win itself. crossing the finish line, i'll tell you, right on queue. first batter after teddy gets one is ryan zimmerman. you can't write a better script than that. >> absolutely right. >> inspired by teddy, the nats' bats come alive and then michael morris, watch the big smile on his face as he rounds the base. teddy! same smile as teddy. nats win 5-1. they are the top seed in the playoffs. we'll find out who they are going to play on sunday, either atlanta or st. louis. ryan zimmerman, your thoughts. >> i think being the team with the best overall record is a
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huge accomplishment and if we take care of business in the first round, i think it's an advantage in the second round with the longer series, but, you know, i think it's a feeling that none of us -- not none of us, but a lot of us haven't had the chance to feel before, so it was cool. >> 98 wins. pretty incredible. >> good for them. >> robert griffin, iii had a heck of a game on sunday, 43 passing yards, 53 total yards of offense by himself. he was asked if this was in fact his best game. mike shanahan says it's his best game to date. rg3, we ask you, was it in your humble opinion your best? >> i think it was my best game. you know, after doing the film study, you know, it's just a more complete, solid game, you know, didn't really take any bad sacks, you know, got through my progressions, hit my checkdowns, everybody was doing their job and that helps me to be able to go out and execute as a quarterback and lead the
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offense, so i think it was definitely my best game. >> of course october is breast cancer awareness month. you might have seen when he went and touched his face, did you see the pink? he's going to have a pink sleeve -- breaking news, we believe he's going to have a pink sleeve. how cool would that be on sunday? the guy has swag, he's got style points already. rocking that, he just goes to the next level. he's one of the more impressive kids that we've ever been able to be around, at least in my almost two decades here. he's off the charts, he really is. >> i completely agree. and that last week's game was a more complete game, i agree. >> yeah. and, again, he's going to run, it's what makes him dynamic, he's going to get hit, as he says, that's football. >> see you later on. >> can't wait to see teddy. thanks, man. still ahead, the latest attempt to remove algae from the lincoln memorial reflecting pool. >> yeah. we thought that was all done, but they're still working on it. and a little fall fun for
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welcome back. seven missing soldiers from world war i are getting buried this afternoon with full military honors. the ceremony at arlington national cemetery is for seven u.s. marines and it starts just after noon. the remains of the six men and one woman will be buried as a group in a single casket. a judge will hear arguments today on a lawsuit demanding metro post controversial signs in the transit system. the ads say in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man, support israel, defeat jihad. the creator, pamela gellar sued to force new york's transportation authority to
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allow these ads. the reflecting pool at the lincoln memorial that's been plagued by algae is in the process of being drained. the "washington post" reports the process began yesterday after several unsuccessful attempts at removing the algae last week. now, national parks service says it could take several weeks to refill the pool and require 65 workers to do that work. the estimated cost to drain it $100,000. still ahead, funny man ashton kutcher gets punked, pu he's not laughing -- but he's not laughing. why police were called to his hollywood hills home. plus there did not appear to be any knockout punches in last night's 90-minute presidential debate, but mitt romney may have made this race much more competitive. a recap coming up. as we head to the break, here's another live look outside, a bit hazy out there, not as bad as yesterday, but still might allow some extra time. we're going to get the latest forecast and the latest traffic from tucker and julie when we return. it is 7:25.
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under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? making headlines now, reports of a home invasion at the home of ashton kutcher have been deemed now a hoax. police were dispatched to the actor's house in los angeles tuesday after getting a distress call. now, kutcher was not at home,
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only some workers who were supposed to be at the property were there. again, he was not there. the case is now being treated as an elaborate prank that's known as swatting. miley cyrus' home was targeted back in august. also making headlines, facebook is debuting a new feature in the u.s. that would allow users to pay to promote their posts. the posts would then appear higher in your friends' updates. facebook says it has tried the new feature in new zealand and 20 other countries. the company still stands by its "free and always will be" motto, saying that the cost only comes to those who want it. >> what i don't like is now it's gotta be on my page, right? >> yeah. >> that's the thing, i should pay to not have it. >> it's a whole game. >> yeah, it is. traffic. >> sounds like a tough way to make money. let's get to it, and take a look at the forecast, and we've got a couple light showers across the area.
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hang in there, though, later this afternoon we'll actually see some sunshine and finally a little less humid air moving in too. >> excellent. it's way humid. >> it's been a little uncomfortable for us. i got bit by about 10 mosquitoes yesterday. >> i saw a stink bug in the makeup room. >> let's get right to our forecast and here we go. let's take a look at the temperatures -- there we go, yeah. right now at reagan national 72 degrees, 72 at reagan national. in annapolis 74. off to the north and west we go, 60s north and west and a lot of cloud cover, some light rain showers as well across the region. 71 in fredricksburg. taking a look at our radar, we've got some showers north to south here into southern pennsylvania and then the heaviest axis of rain here is jt to the east of washington down through anne arundel county, prince george's county and then down into southern maryland. again, just some light shower activity, not going to amount to a whole lot here. off to the north and west, a few leftover showers off towards winchester and martinsburg. this is all part of a frontal system that's working its way
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through. here's the good news, we have a few showers out for the next hour or two. we're going to get rid of those showers. you can see here on the back edge of our frontal system into eastern kentucky where we've got clearing. that will start to work in a little later this afternoon. and i think after morning clouds, we'll start to see some breaks and eventually some sunshine along with some cooler and dryer air, really dryer air for later this afternoon and during the nighttime hours. here's your forecast, 82 today, early clouds, some p.m. sun, scattered showers, 82 your daytime high, so still warm. winds will shift here out of the north and west at five to 10. and later tonight, clearing skies, cooler and the best part dryer overnight, 60s for overnight lows, lots of 50s tomorrow morning to the north and to the west. here's your seven-day accuweather forecast, nice one on saturday, could be some late showers saturday. check out the daytime sunday, only 61 degrees. it'll be very chilly around here sunday and monday. make sure you have the jackets and sweaters ready for the end of the weekend. that's the weather. let's toss to traffic. julie, i know how much you love
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slapshots. do you love any of the nationals? >>reporter: we all voted for teddy, we all wanted him to win yesterday. >> you love teddy too? >> >>reporter: yes, of course. >> just making sure. >>reporter: just don't ask me anything about baseball. he ran that way. >> he won the race, that's all you need to know. >>reporter: that's all i need to know, exactly. on the roads right now we're still cleaning up accident 50450 at the bw parkway. northbound on denny, that's where we had utility work on the right side of the road, southbound side definitely below speed as you continue to work your way from 50 towards the d.c. line at 11 miles an hour. new wreck reported on route 4, follow police direction to get through. if you're traveling 109, accident activity reported at barnesville road, fire and rescue on the scene. overall the trip from 85 out to montrose road, over an hour and a half commute right now, southbound along 270. again, that's with all lanes open, folks. heavy, slow and steady out here. here's the live shot in virginia, three 95 from the pentagon to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic.
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here comes teddy, accompanied by the fanatic, or at least a fascimile thereof. it is history. >> yay, teddy wins! >> and the fans go wild. yes, it's finally happened, nats fans, teddy finally won the president's race at nats park after 538 consecutive losses, and the crowd went wild, and, ladies and gentlemen, we are honored to have teddy with us here in the studio. yeah! [ applause ] >> also joining us is andy, a good friend, chief operating officer for the washington nationals. >> good morning. >> congratulations. >> i gotta reach over. congratulations. >> not just for teddy, but for all the success this year and how thrilling is everything that's going on right now? >> it's been an amazing year. as people said, it's been a historic year first, our first
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playoff appearance, best record in baseball, clinched the n.l. east and teddy wins the president's race. who would have thunk it? >> i gotta say, i think you thunk it a long time ago when you sat over there, what was it, months ago, you talked about the nat-itude and the new feeling for the delivered. so have you. >> teddy wants the questions directed at him. teddy, here's what i want to ask you, how excited were you to win the race? tell me what you were feeling. yeah, yeah. >> jubilation? yep. throwing some victory punches. look at that big smile on his face. >> did you ever lose hope? no, excellent. man, let me ask you, is it -- obviously it didn't just happen, but why did it happen yesterday, do we know? >> are you suggesting there was something -- >> no, no. >> i think he was inspired. >> don't anger him, don't anger
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the giant president. let's see it again. >> it seemed to happen at such a great time. i think this is a previous race. >> oh, is it? >> let me say, i've been in many games, teddy will be in the lead, he'll fall, i've seen teddy in a golf cart in the lead but still lose the race somehow. i know, those days are behind us now, teddy. >> well, you know he had some inspiration, both the president and john mccain, senator john mccain gave them some inspiring words. he's been doing quite a bit of training lately. he had the crowd on their feet yesterday. how about this, zim hits a home run right after the race. >> you're right. as he said, you couldn't have written a better script. >> teddy, here's a question, will you continue to race or are you going to retire? will you continue to race? you're going to continue to race, very good. will there be races during the playoffs? we've never had the series before. >> there will be. as someone asked me before, it's october and anything can
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happen in october, right? >> that's absolutely right. teddy, congratulations to you. >> i just thought of my halloween costume, i think i have to be the racing teddy for halloween. how about that? i think i need to be that. i'll work on something. my head may not be as big. >> you guys play wednesday at nationals park, first game for the playoffs. >> and if we had tickets, we would certainly be there. let's talk later. >> andy, thanks. i love it. >> i know, they're all gone. >> nationals.com, we have a few left. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. president. put her there. >> thanks. we'll be right back. i'm barack obama, and d i approe this message. these appliances could have been made here in america.
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these appliances could have been made here in america.
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but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? the first debate is now in the books, president barack obama and governor mitt romney showcased their vision for the country to a national audience.
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the face-to-face focused mostly on the economy and differences of opinion and strategies. joining us now is jonathan strong with roll call. they've been watching the campaign, you watched the debates, kind of doing some fact checking and overall impressions. thanks for coming in. first of all, tell me your overall impression of the debate. is there a winner, is there a loser, how did it go? >> well, i think the consensus opinion following the debate was that romney was kind of a strong winner here. his temperment, his demeanor was much more -- he had a lot more energy on stage. president obama looked -- his presentation was a little bit halting, he kept looking down throughout the debate, and so a lot of that poad language that tends to -- body language that tends to resonate with voters who aren't as tuned into the campaign went romney's direction. >> by some measure, some people say when you see these debates, you want to see who looks presidential. obviously the president, but
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whoever is running -- whoever he's running against. i think most people would have to say that romney acquitted himself quite well. he looked presidential, in command of facts, et cetera, et cetera. >> yeah. and the first debate is great for the challenger because everybody is expecting the president to win. i mean, he's the president, and then you get these two guys on the stage and they're peers for the first time in the whole campaign and that gives the challenger a leg up. dispr we're going to go to some specifics, but let me ask you first, in terms of truthfulness, accuracy, how were the different candidates? >> well, you know, i think there's going to be a lot of arguments about that in the days to come. you know, we had a whole -- the first part of the debate there was a whole big discussion about what mitt romney's tax plan is, and they disagreed pretty vehemently on it. >> since is you brought that up, let's go to that. we want to talk about this $5 trillion tax amount was put back and forth. let's take a look. >> i'm not looking for a $5
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trillion tax cut. what i've said is i won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> okay. the president kept going back to the $5 trillion, and mitt romney kept saying, no, it's not $5 trillion. >> the problem here is that mitt romney hasn't filled all the blanks in on his tax plan, and so what obama has done is make assumptions about what it would actually mean in detail and then point today a study that did that and said, okay, well, you made these assumptions it, would come out to $5 trillion. romney is saying, no, that's not what i'm going to do and when i unveil may plan, you'll see. i guess in the terms of the debate, i think romney kind of comes away here with the victory because it's hard for the viewer who doesn't have an ensigh cloa pedia understanding of this to really believe that mitt romney is not for a plan that he says he's not for on stage there. >> very interesting. one of the other things that was bandied about throughout
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the course of the evening, medicare, a lot of talk about medicare, and mitt romney kept saying that the president wants it take $716 million out of medicare right away. and the president didn't really refute that. let's take a look at these comments. >> but on medicare, for current retirees, he's cutting $716 billion from the program. now, he says by not overpaying hospitals and providers, actually just going to them and say we're going to reduce the rates you get paid across the board, everybody is going to get a lower rate, that's not just going after places where there's abuse, that's saying we're cutting the race. >> $716 billion we were able to save from the medicare program by no longer overpaying insurance companies, by making sure that we weren't overpaying providers. >> i think i said $716 million. obviously it's billion. what's the truth here, do we know? >> yeah, there's a core effect
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here that's not in dispute which is that obamacare takes $716 billion out of the medicare system over 10 years. the president -- president obama is arguing that that came out of overpayments to insurance and other things that won't affect the care of patients who are on medicare. mitt romney is saying you can't isolate where the money comes out and it's ultimately going to affect people's care. >> mitt romney did give some specific examples of programs that he would cut and among them is pbs. let's take a look at that. >> is the program so critical it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for it, and if not, i'll get rid of it. obamacare is on my list. i apologize, mr. president. i use that term with all respect. >> i like it. >> good. okay, good. so i'll get rid of that. sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidize to pbs. i love pbs, i love big bird, i actually like you too but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> were you surprised that he
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went there with jim lehrer hosting the thing? >> i was very surprised. i would say that moment is probably the closest we got to one of romney's awkward, you know, mitt-isms like $10,000 bet or something. it was probably a low moment. it's a little awkward between him and jim lehrer, but the sper action on obama dp the interaction on obamacare was somewhat amusing to hear them talk about that phrase. >> i heard some people say, well, that's what he plans to do and he was willing to say it right there and to stand up to what he stands for. want to go and look at an exchange between the president and jim lehrer very quickly. let's take a look at this. >> now, the last point i'd make before -- >> two minutes is up, sir. >> i think i had had five seconds before you interrupted me. [ laughter ] >> there's that smile. what did you think of that? >> it's supposed to be funny,
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and i think you can look at it and laugh. i do think this is one of his poorer moments in terms of his personality, his personnability. he had a tendency to be a little bit halting and a little bit -- he had a kind of smirk on his face a lot of the debate and i think that does not come across well in the debate forum and that was an example of that right there. >> very good. jonathan strong, we thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you. >> we could talk for an hour about the debate. we'll see you again sometime soon. >> thanks very much. >> thank you very much. back over to the desk now, allison and tucker. 7:46. and another warm one today, right, tuck? >> yeah, warm and humid to start your day. we've got some rain showers moving through at the moment. hang in there, later today we'll see some sunshine and gradually we'll warm up into the low 80s later today, and the best part later this afternoon, the humidity will finally start to push off to the east, so we'll get some dryer air in here. there's the live shot. you can see we are definitely gray out there, although the fog not as thick as it was 24 hours ago.
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radar, most of the shower activity now pushing to the east of the city here, out into the western shore of the bay, down into southern maryland we're getting some pretty good rain showers and a few leftover rain showers south and west. let's go along to futurecast, show you what's going to be happening. the shower activity will be pushing out of here shortly. we might have another shower or two over the next couple of hours, but the trend will be to keep the clouds around here through late morning. but look what happens by this afternoon, here's futurecast, there we go, we get some clearing later this afternoon and during the evening hours. and as we start to see the clearing take place, our breezes will pick up out of the north and west and that dryer air will start to filter in. so it should feel better around here later this afternoon and tonight with temperatures in the low 80s. there's your accuweather seven- day, by sunday the daytime high only 61 degrees. >> i forgot what that feels like. guess we'll find out on monday. tucker, thank you. here's julie wright now with an update on traffic. hey, julie. >>reporter: you guys, still very busy out on the roadways, route 4 sutland, heads up.
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we do have accident activity involving an overturned vehicle 109 at barnesville road, so the roadway ploked off at this area. southbound 270, 85 out to montrose road, over an hour and a half commute with lanes open. accident northbound 286 at hughes road, southbound 286 at rolling road for another crash reported. the crash in dale city has been cleared over to the shoulder, so our lanes are open once again. traveling along the outer loop of the beltway to go northbound on 270cious that's where we have accident activity, partially tying up that ramp. again, you can squeeze by under police direction. eastbound 66, a disabled vehicle being loaded up onto the tow truck before the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> annually, thank you. still ahead, holly is having some fun this morning. >> she's showing us why we want to head to montgomery county this weekend. holly. >>reporter: i have a whole lot of reasons, let me tell ya. look at this, i have pumpkins about ready to roll, i have a saw mill ready to be fired up. we are talking about farm time family fun that you can indeed get in on. it's going on this weekend at
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the agricultural history park where we are live in durwood coming up. i'm going to give you everything you need to know to come out and be a part of the harvest festival, that's next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. run, goats, run. this year, america's privately-owned freight railroads plan to spend $23 billion on their network. that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers.
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freight railroads plan to spsped $23 billion on their network. that's like launching 4 mars rovers, 10 gps satellites, and 20 space shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. it is time for family fun at the montgomery park's 22nd annual harvest festival. the event takes place this saturday at the agricultural history farm park. >> sounds like fun. it's all about getting a taste of farm life through hands-on activities. holly is already getting in on all that fun. she's live in derwood this morning. good morning. who won the goat race, holly? >>reporter: well, the goat race, they're taking a break right now because there's a bigger race that's ready to go on, so hold on, tony and allison. i'm in my pumpkin stance. go! oh, my gosh, go, go, go, go. take it, take it.
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go, go. my gosh. hey, listen, we are off and running here at the agricultural history park. and as you can see it is indeed a lot of fun. and this is just a small part of the big event that's going on this weekend. it's the 22nd year for the harvest festival, good morning. >> good morning, welcome, holly. >>reporter: how come you aren't over there rolling pumpkins? >> i should be, actually. looks like too much fun. >>reporter: let me tell you, i'm a little old for that pumpkin stance. nonetheless, this is something that's very successful, you're in your 22nd year. >> that's right. >>reporter: what all is going on this weekend? >> we have so much. so this saturday on october 6th from 11:00 to 4:00 we have the harvest festival going on here at the agricultural history farm park and we have tons of activities. i'd say we have over 50 activities here that children and families can enjoy, everything from candle dipping to making your own oatmeal to corn hot dogs. >>reporter: like old-fashioned activities, right?
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>> yeah. >>reporter: that's kind of the beauty of this park. while this has been going on for 22 years, i think there's still a lot of people that don't realize the gem that is here. >> exactly. >>reporter: tell me about the agricultural history park. >> this is a wonderful site. it's one of many of montgomery county's park sites, and it's about 500 acres. we have over three miles of trails here. >>reporter: 500 acres in the middle of montgomery county, how about that? >> in the middle of montgomery county, it's fantastic. you've never been to any place like this. we have all sorts of events and programs that occur out here. it's just a great way to spend your day, the farm park is a great place to have a picnic, to go for a hike. >>reporter: and the biggest thing to do is to learn, right, when you're here because this is a place where they literally have farm technology from the 1850s up to the present and you can actually come see an actual working farm. thanks so much. we're going to head on over, i'm going to show you exactly what i mean because i got billy waters standing by here. good morning tou, sir. >> good morning. >>reporter: how are ya? >> i'm doing great. >>reporter: it's a great day to be operating a saw mill.
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>> right. >>reporter: let's get e me going and tell us what we're looking at here. >> he's starting up. we're getting ready to finish that log that's on the mill right now. >>reporter: so what year would this machinery be dated at? >> this is roughly around 1945 to 1950. >>reporter: now, it takes like a whole team to run this. >> yeah. >>reporter: everybody has their own job? >> that's the sawyer and that guys off there, he takes the number. >>reporter: now, how finely can you really manage the cut? >> you have to -- you sort of have to feel it and load it to the point where it won't cut any more and then stop, that's it. >>reporter: how long have you been doing this? >> better than 50 years. >>reporter: no way! better than 50 years. >> i started in 1954, as soon as i got out of high school,
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yeah. >>reporter: that's amazing. so what are the kids' reactions when they see something like this going on? >> they sort of like it. it's fun to watch. >>reporter: i think the big kids like it even better than the little kids. i mean, big kids meaning those that have been doing it for 50 years. >> it's a lot of work to get ready and set all this stuff up. if it wasn't fun, you wouldn't do it. >>reporter: that's a good point. i bet there's a lot of good stories that get told op that line as -- on that line as you guys are working. >> the thing of it is it's dangerous work and you've gotta pay attention. so i don't like the guys standing around talking. >>reporter: you keep them busy up there on the saw mill line. >> leul. >>reporter: thank you so much. here's what you need to know if you want to come out and be a part of the harvest festival fun this saturday, it's taking place at the agricultural history park in derwood, maryland this saturday, october 6th from 11:00 to 4:00. coming up in our next hour,
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another one of the fun things they're going to have going on is shep herd -- sheep herding. we'll have the dogs out doing a little bit of that on this thursday. >> thank you, holly, a lot of fun. >> thank you. coming up at 8:00, improving service at a cost to you. maryland's governor is endorsing a plan that would add $1 or $2 a month to your electric bills. robert mccartney from the "washington post" joins us live to break it all down. and a local rising star in the boxing ring joins us live. just a few days ago kevin rivers, jr. won his debut fight. his incredible climb to the top. 7:57 now. we'll be right back.
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straight ahead at 8:00, mitt romney's resurgence, the republican nominee comes out swinging at the first presidential debate from the economy to healthcare to funding for big bird. we'll have highlights and reaction in a live report. good morning, everybody, i'm taupie perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. welcome to fox 5 morning news. happy you're with us today. >> we're also happy to have tucker barnes with us to tell us what we've got in store for
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today. yesterday was like a summer day, hot and muggy. >> yeah, it was muggy too, i really noticed the humidity. humidity is still with us this morning, we've got some cloud cover, couple of light showers moving through and gradually improvement today. so that's the word of the day, gradually improvement. >> i thought there was going to be some sunshine, i was waiting. i didn't get any in my neighborhood yesterday. >> you didn't? >> no. >> i was at the nationals game and we did get some, from time to time. it wasn't a beautiful day. today won't be either, but the trend is more sunshine as we get into the late afternoon. there's a live look at your radar. the heaviest rain and much of it is honestly very light and not even touching the ground, east of washington, pushing across the bay there and you can see generally stretching from southern pennsylvania down into southern maryland, we're getting some light rain showers. a few leftover light sprinkles out to the west, along with plenty of cloud cover. the cloud cover will linger longer than the showers until late morning, early afternoon and that too will start to break up and we should be in for a decent second half of the day with temperatures in the low 80s and a little sunshine and the best part, a little less humidity by later today.
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73 right now in washington, 71bwi marshal. it is a warm and muggy start. highs in the low 80s with partial sunshine by 5:00 p.m. once again, we should be dry later today. >> all right, sir, thank you very much. >> thanks, tucker. >>reporter: traffic on the outer loop -- slow traffic on the outer loop of the beltway from route 1 college park to 270. a minor fender bender has cleared. accident activity route 4 at the sutland parkway, follow police direction to get by. now on the inner loop headed south, accident activity here involving activity. inner loop closed on st. barnes road. i've got delays in virginia because of the slow traffic on 95 leaving dale city, pretty much all the way up towards the capitol beltway. now 286 northbound at hughes road with a crash.
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out on the roads eastbound 66, a stalled car we have before the beltway cleared. all lanes open. stop and go traffic from manassas in toward the capitol beltway. 395, no relief here, heavy and slow here. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you, julie. it was close quarter combat last night in denver. >> republican mitt romney and president barack obama traded shots on the economy, the deficit, taxes, job creation and medicare during the first presidential depate. and this morning we could be waking up to a changed race for the white house. sarah simmons is here with a look back at some of the biggest moments last night. sarah, good morning. >>reporter: good morning to you both. well, some snap polls overnight show mitt romney coming out of the debate on top. a cnn survey of people watching even had him winning by a more than 40-point margin, at the very least the former governor may have made the race much more competitive, but the question is will it last.
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you can argue that just by walking out on this stage mitt romney got a boost, appearing alongside the president, but while they warmly shook hands, romney was on the offensive. >> mr. president, you're entitled as a president to your own airplane and own house but not your own facts. >>reporter: despite that and despite the buildup, this was not the night full of zingers that many pundits had anticipated. instead it was a drilldown on a number of weighty domestic issues, the overall economy and healthcare, what mr. romney called obamacare. >> i use that term with all respect. >> i like it. >> good. >>reporter: while the president embraced the term obamacare, he shot back, accusing romney of making promises about healthcare and tax policy without providing specifics. >> at some point i think the american people have to ask themselves is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good, is it because that somehow middle class families are going to benefit too much from them? no. >>reporter: while there is mixed reactions to who may have
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fared better overall, at least one political analyst calls it even. >> i thought both candidates overall today did a great job, and there was no knockout punch that was landed in the debate. i think you did get to see some of their personalities, but generally speaking there was no big mistakes. >> absent from the debate last night, some of the issues that have been dominating ads in up- for-grabs states, no one mentioned the "you didn't build that" line that dominated the gop convention. remember that? and president obama never invoked the 47% of americans romney accused of mooching off the government in a hidden camera video. now, up next is the vice presidential debate, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan square off on october 11th. then it is round two for mr. obama and governor romney five days later. allison. >> so, sarah, lots to talk about, important things like taxes, deficit, all this, jobless rates, but also talk
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about big bird and it caught fire. it's amazing. what was this about? >>reporter: i think it was one of those things that somebody could latch on to because there weren't a lot of those moments as we talked about, but this was one. it came up in a discussion, as you mentioned, about the deficit, it is definitely getting the most attention on social network. take a look at this. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidize to pbs, i'm going to stop other things. i love pbs, i love big bird, i actually like you too, but i'm not going to -- >>reporter: within minutes of that comment, big bird was trending on twitter with 17,000 mentions per minute and a parody account called fired big bird wracked up more than 20,000 followers. one last note here, moderator jim lehrer may have taken the most criticism coming out of last night's debate. some reviews for the veteran pbs anchor accused him of failing to keep control of the back and forth. allison and tony, i guess it's how you look at it. over to you. >> sarah simmons for us. thank you. fresh off last night's
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debate, the two candidates are back out on the road. mitt romney will be back in the commonwealth, president obama will make stops in colorado and wisconsin. all three are battleground states. tony. >> thank you, allison. a deadly form of meningitis has now spread to five states, including maryland and virginia. the cdc says the number of cases nationwide has risen to 26. it has killed a total of four people. the outbreak is a rare form of the infection stemming from a steroid injection used to treat back pain. the steroid made in massachusetts has since been recalled. experts say symptoms include a severe headache, nausea and dizziness. it can take one month for symptoms to arise. so more cases are expected. in fairfax county, the search is on for a missing teenager. >> 17-year-old brian glenn is a senior at wt woodson high school. he was last seen when he dropped his brother off at the school entrance around 7:00 a.m.
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monday, then he went to park his car. his car was found about a mile and a half away near thayes park. friends joined police yesterday combing the area for clues. investigators are also going through surveillance video from a nearby dunkin donuts because a receipt found in glenn's car was stamped 8:00 a.m. monday morning. >> he's not a big doughnut eater, and so that was something, the radio station in the car was still on a station he wouldn't normally listen to. we don't know right now, but there may be some indication that he wasn't by himself. >> brian's parents are also working with a private investigator. they say they don't want to second guess police, but they say no one impounded brian's car after it was discovered or lifted fingerprints from it. ending the season in style, well, still ahead at 8:00, a look back at the nats' last night, the game, complete with an extra special president's race. but, first, paying more
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for service that should be standard. we'll take a closer look at the tradeoff proposed in maryland that could mean better quality and higher monthly electric bills. it is 8:08, coming up on 8:09 right now. we'll be right back. i'm barack obama, anand i approe this message. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing...
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hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin welcome back. 8:12. making headlines in the day ahead, a prayer vigil will be held in germantown tonight to mark the 10th anniversary of the d.c.-area sniper shooting. the victims' rights foundation is holding the event at the goshen united methodist church on goshen road. it begins at 6:30 and is open to the public. also today, a judge will hear arguments on a lawsuit demanding that metro post controversial signs in the transit system. the ads say "in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man, support israel, defeat jihad." the creator also sued to force new york's transportation authorities to allow these ads. and finally the president of the d.c. chamber of commerce takes on a new role as a member
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of the metropolitan washington airport's authority board. barbara lange will be sworn in today. lange was appointmented by mayor vincent gray. the move gives virginia and d.c. more representation on the board. 8:12 now. we take a little timeout for some cuteness and tucker. >> that's right. tucker. >> but the priority right now is cuteness and let's do it. time now for my first 5 photo of the day. bless you, tony. >> excuse me. >> today we say hello to -- and she's beautiful -- today we say hello to, tony, are you going to sneeze? >> i don't know. she's really cute. >> i need help with the prompter. >> i'll do it. >> 2-year-old jordan. >> this picture is entitled stopped to pose on the way to my birthday party. jordan just turned 2 on sunday. >> how sweet. >> happy birthday to you, jordan. >> she is so yummy. >> she's beautiful, great
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smile. >> yes, she is. >> looks like she's got her hair done and her best outfit on for her birthday. >> i thought that was a professional picture, but i guess it was a quick snapshot. >> for send your child's picture go to myfoxdc.com and click on mornings. let's do some quick weather. we're still warm and muggy around here, it's 73 out there this morning, it feels like late july out there. but there is cooler and dryer air, more importantly dryer air out to the west. 51 in cincinnati, 57 in chicago. and check out the cool -- in fact, that's cold temperatures officially now into wyoming and montana. 28 in casper, 33 in great falls where they had snow yesterday. and guess what, it's not going to get that cold around here, but that chunk of cold will gradually push to the south and east over the next several days days will be upon us here for the weekend. i'll show you that here in just a second. a few showers to start your morning, lots of clouds out there. gradually the showers should quit here i think in the next hour or two, and then slowly as we get into the afternoon we'll see a little sunshine break out.
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so we'll go partly sunny later today and a little less humid as our wind shifts out of the north and west. there's your accuweather seven day, 82 today and focus there on sunday morning, our high temperature on sunday afternoon will only be 61 degrees. here comes that cooler air for the end of the weekend. that's weather, let's do traffic. late get the latest from julie wright. good morning. >>reporter: hi, tucker. if you're traveling the beltway, delays leaving st. barnabus road to the parkway. access on the inner loop at route 4, three cars involved, right side of the roadway is blocked. heads up headed south from 214 to central avenue. outer loop from route 5 to the bw parkway about a 15-minute commute. this is with all of your lanes open. we have slow traffic right now if you're continuing to make your trip between the top stretch of the beltway and route 1, earlier accident has cleared. eastbound 66 remains tied up out of manassas, pretty much into the capitol beltway. earlier crash at liberia at single hill road has cleared. traffic still slow along
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centreville road. remains conge the beltway. we have slow traffic continuing southbound on 270. that's where they're checking for accident activity reported near 109. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thank you very much. governor martin o'malley wants to boost your electric bill a dollar or two per month. pardon me, it's allergies. as a way to improve the state's power grid. in a task force report released yesterday, he said most people would support the hike if it prevents major power outages like we have seen in recent years after major storms. joining us now to talk all about this is bob mccarthy, "washington post" columnist, metro columnist, good to see you, sir. i won't shake your hand -- >> i hope you feel better soon. >> i do. thank you, i hope so as well. allison and i both suffering. let's talk about this because it's getting a lot of attention and the way that it is commonly being characterized, everyone is focusing on the one to -- $1 to $2 increase per month to help prevent power outages and get better service.
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so what most people are hearing is, what, i gotta pay extra for better service? that's not right. but break it down for us a little bit. there are a lot of recommendations. >> there are -- there's a lot of recommendations. it's more complicated than what you just described, although the extra dollar or two a month that the governor is talking about is what's getting people's attention. there's several aspects to this report. this is from a task force that the governor pointed in july to basically study what to do to help the electric grid after the recent storms and all the outages. and there's one requirement that isn't getting much attention is that he wants to improve and tighten reliability standards, and in particular they have reliability standards that were imposed in the spring of this year, for the first time, and that was in response to previous problems that the electric utility -- >> before the show. >> going back to snow-ma gedon
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and the troubles that year, the summer that year, and mainly pepco is the utility that's always in the hot seat. and this increased reliability standards, that was announced in the spring. now he's proposing to tighten them further, and in particular, and this is something that's not very well understood, i think, the current reliability standards, even the tighter ones only apply in good weather, they only apply in what's called blue sky days, in other words, they want -- pepco service has been so bad, so much worse than average that they were losing power even when there was no storm at a much higher rate than most other utilities around the country. but they do not keep track -- they do not insist -- they keep track a little bit, but they do not insist on reliability standards after storms, after -- in other words, that's an act of god, that's an act of nature, there's nothing you can do basically. this new proposal is we want to hold you accountable for how quickly you restore power after
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storms, and how much power -- you know, how many people lose power in storms. so that's a big change. they also want to ratchet the bar up a little and sort of set a higher standard. that's one thing they're doing. the second thing they're doing which is getting all the attention is they want to encourage the utilities, pepco and baltimore gas and electric to speed up investments and reliability that they're already planning and that's where they're saying if you'll do this in two years rather than four years, you know, increase tree cutting, update equipment, you know, harden lines, use underground some lines, put some lines underdproubd instead of leaving them up in the trees, if you'll do that faster, then you can get compensated for the cost of that right away rather than having to come back to us later and ask for the money. and so that's where -- and there's other things going on too, but those are the two big
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ones. >> so the governor supports this. >> right. >> that puts him, it seems to me, in opposition to much of the legislature, some other organizations in maryland, specifically the maryland office of people's council, for example. >> right. >> so is this going to be problematic to implement this? >> well, first of all, these are just proposals from the governor's task force. this has to be implemented by the public service commission which is the appointed board of regulators in baltimore which doesn't get much publicity, but has a lot of power and is really important. most of those people are o'malley's appointees, but whether or not they'll actually adopt this whole plan -- this is a long, detailed, complicated plan, whether they're going to adopt all of it, i don't know. we'll have to wait and see. i think there's a pretty good chance they will. baltimore gas and electric which is the other biggest utility in the state, pepco, they've already come out in favor of it. i suspect pepco is actually supportive of this as well, although i have not seen a statement from them on that. we'll have to see if the whole
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thing gets adopted. o'malley is trying to chart a middle course here. he's closer to the center than the real liberals, the people's council, you know, the entire montgomery county -- not the entire, but a good chunk of the montgomery county delegation to the state legislature. they basically want pepco to pay it all, and they don't see why the public should have to pay anything given pepco's bad reliability record and bge too to a somewhat lesser extent. the governor's point of view or his people's point of view is, look, this isn't very well understood. pepco already has been punished for its past poor performance in several significant ways. it was given a $1 million fine, a record $1 million fine by the public service commission. it was -- they refused to compensate it for some reliability investments that they made later than they
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should have. they didn't get compensated for that. and most importantly, the last rate decision, they reduced pepco's allowable return on equity by a half a percentage point. that's how much they can actually take for shareholders and that's a really big cut in the utility's world. >> so what i get from this is, folks, you need to pick up the paper, read more about it or go online and read more about it because it's more complicated than the headlines would have you believe. bob mccartney, thanks for coming in. >> good to be here. it's 8:22. we'll be right back. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid
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to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? the end of an era and the start of a new chapter for washington baseball. >> the nats ended the season on a high note yesterday, sweeping the series against the phillies. is that right, did we sweep them? i thought we lost the first game. i don't know. but anyway, they have a major league best record. they had 98 wins, but even bigger than that -- not bigger than that, but also big, teddy won the mascot race. the rough rider had a little help from a fake philly fanatic, but in the end the 26th president crossed the finish line first after more than 500 straight losses, and, of course, the crowd went wild.
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>> but, will it jinx the team, tony? ryan zimmerman's first at bat in the bottom of the 4th may be an indication. the answer is no. he smacked a solo home run, the first run of the game. >> that was great. now the first game of the playoffs, they will face the winner of the cardinals/braves wildcard game on sunday. still ahead in our next half hour, a pugiles from palmer park making a run for the title. sound familiar? our dave ross sits down with kevin rivers, jr. first, tensions running high on the border between syria and turkey. we'll have an update on the conflict next. time now 8:26. you are watching fox 5 morning news. we'll be right back. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. making headlines here at home and around the world, turkey fired on more targets inside syria early this morning. it follows shelling yesterday that hit a border village,
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killing five turkish civilians. the border squirmish sharply raises tensions between the two neighbors and prompted nato to convenient an unusual emergency meeting overnight. this morning police are investigating another attack on a teenager in springfield, virginia. they're trying to figure out if it's connected to earlier cases. the latest victim, a 15-year- old girl walking on hibling avenue near heckmore street tuesday night. it's the fourth similar attack in the springfield area in the last month. finally it just started, but it's looking more like winter. what's that? it looks like a painting or something. >> it does. it's really artsy. >> it's looking more like winter in parts of the midwest, several inches of snow fell in parts of north dakota, montana and minnesota according to the national weather service yesterday. this is what it looked like in bismarck. while unusual, snow this early in the fall is not unheard of. >> then wouldn't it be unusual? >> do not ask specific questions about these scripts.
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>> in minnesota they're expecting up to a foot in northwest minnesota today. >> unbelievable. didn't we have a freakish october storm, was it last year? >> good memory. >> last october we had our first snow late october, right around halloween. >> good memory. >> yeah, i remember that. >> look what happened to the rest of the winter. >> nice and mild. >> maybe we'll get it over with early. >> hope so. >> not today because we're going to be in the 80s later this afternoon. rain showers still falling across the area. kind of two bands of it, the first band has been pushing across the bay here in the past 45 minutes or so. there you go. you can see it's widely scattered. now we're getting some secondary showers kind of redeveloping to the west of the city, out towards manassas, dell city and pushing uinto the mountains. that will cross through the area. i promise once we get that last westerly band through the region, we should see things to really quiet down. there'll only be scattered showers here for the next couple of hours. here's what's happening, same frontal system, same storm system we've been talking about the last couple days, finally
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will be pushing to the east, but it's been a very, very slow mover. notice the movement just generally kind of south to north there. the back edge, we can finally see it out here into eastern kentucky. so we'll get the showers out early this morning and the clouds will linger for a good time. but by late this afternoon we'll start to see at least partial sunshine. here's the best part, our winds are going to shift out of the north and west and allow some dryer air in here and eventually some cooler air later tonight. i think our overnight lows will be back into the 50s to p 60 here in town. but futurecast into motion for you, there you see at 1:00 just a sprinkle across the region, then we'll start to clear things out. you'll probably see the sunset tonight. clear skies and dryer air start to work in. tomorrow looks fantastic with sunshine, low humidity and highs about 80 degrees. there's your accuweather seven- day. heads up this weekend, saturday 75, daytime high sunday for that redskins game only 61 with lots of clouds, maybe some showers around here, so it's going to be cool on sunday. that's a look at weather, tony and allison, back to you at the desk. dism jacket conditions for the game. maybe an umbrella. our next guest is only 22
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years old, but has already been boxing for 17 years. >> since then he has won six amateur belts, graduated with honors from potomac high school and just last week won his pro debut fight. my goodness. dave ross is here now to introduce us to this local phenom. dave. >> yeah, that's a lot to do before you're 22. yeah. kevin smooth rivers, jr. is what you could call a true success story of hard work and dedication. thanks for coming into the studio today, we really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> let's talk about that, being young and being 22 and having your debut this past weekend at the convention center. wafs that like getting in there -- what was that like getting in there, no head gear for the first time as a pro? >> it was wonderful, man, it was a great experience. i went in there and stuck to my game plan what i have to do. i loved it. >> be honest, were you nervous for the first time out? >> for the first time, i wasn't that nervous, but every fight i get butterflies. >> cool. you should get that. let's talk about your amateur career because you won in over
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-- a 12-year span you won over 150 bouts as an amateur, right? >> yeah. >> so for the people that don't know you, wearing the the head gear and those sorts of things, what's the difference between fighting as an amateur and fighting as o. >> fighting with the amateur there's more protection. the gloves are 10 ounces, the dplofs come smaller, eight ounces, no head gear, amateur you fight with a jersey, pro you don't. >> 22 now, and you said here that you've been basically wanting to fight or knew you wanted to fight from the age of 5. what made you want to get into this crazy racket? >> it's in the blood line. my family, i come from a history of fighters. my father boxed, my uncle boxed. it's always been something i wanted to do. >> when you talk about your family, you're from palmer park and a lot of people around this area knows that means sugar ray leonard. talk about your family ties with sugar ray. >> my uncle used to fight with sugar ray leonard. he was a partner getting ready
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for marvin haggler. my father used to box out the same and my uncle tony, all of them. >> one of the biggest fights of all time, that was a huge, huge deal. so you've met sugar ray, correct? >> yeah, he came down. >> did he pass any words of wisdom to you? >> he gave me a few words of encouragement. >> what did he tell you? >> he told me to continue to box and do what i do. >> let's talk about high school, you graduated with honors from potomac high school. everyone must have known as you're walking around your high school that you're a fighter, right? >> you'd be surprised. i was quiet in high school. a few people knew me that i boxed, a lot of people knew that i boxed, but i was quiet. i was humble, very humble. >> that's good. but with the guys that did know, i guess nobody messed with you in, say, the cafeteria, right? >> yeah. >> they kind of let you go about your business. tell me what that's like being a student and being an athlete. you knew that you wanted to do
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this professionally, but yet to graduate with honors, obviously you had some other things on your mind. >> boxing helps me to remain focused. it's a discipline too because it helped me stay focused in school, it helped me to do my homework and stay out of trouble. i mean, it helps a lot. >> keep you on the narrow -- >> keeps me on the right path. >> very good. you had the pro debut on saturday in front of your hometown fans. you're fighting at 126 pounds. that's a featherweight. >> that's correct. >> is that your walking around weight? >> walking around weight 137. >> you still drop 11 pounds. >> i still drop 11 pounds. >> how do you do that for the people that don't know? >> training hard. >> that's it? a lot of people would like to know how to lose 11 pounds in a week. >> you have to watch what you eat, but it's all about you and your body and your blood type. >> we dpot a wrap it up. you don't do fast food, do you? >> not really. i try to stay away from it. >> next fight is when? >> next fight is november 3rd
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at the washington d.c. convention center. >> get out there and support kevin "smoov" rivers. >> not smooth, smoov. pleasure meeting you and we're looking for very big things for you in the future. check him out in november. allison, back over to you. >> enjoyed that. thank you so much. still ahead, a show of support for people with -- for people living with down syndrome and how you can get involved. first, getting the best of the best, we'll tell you who makes the cut on the rock hall's latest list of nominees and a major league feat not seen in more than 40 years. time now is 8:37. we'll be right back. alright let's break it down.
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money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland. if only i knew this song. >> i know this song. i think i've heard this one. the rock band rush among this year's first time nominees for the rock and roll hall of fame. >> that's right. the other performers who made the list of first timers are deep purple, public enemy and hip-hop group nwa. 15 artists on the list total and will be chosen by 600 artists and muse ink historians when the 2013 inductees are honored next april. >> how do you feel about this?
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>> these are other nominees? returning nominees. we don't have time to discuss, we'll do it later. history on the final night of the baseball season. detroit tigers 3rd baseman miguel cabrera became the first player to win the triple crown in 45 years. cabrera led the league in all three main offensive categories. he batted .330 with 44 homers and 139 rbis. he is just the 15th player to reach the coveted milestone. >> and one other honorable mention to pass along, ellen degeneres is the 2012 winner of the mark twain prize for american heros. we can agree on that one. the nation's top humor award, of course. she will be honored during a kennedy center ceremony on october 22nd. it is now 8:41 on this thursday morning. coming up next, an inspiration and education exercise to raise awareness for down syndrome.
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we've got a preview of this weekend's buddy walk. then a taste of farm life with a little help from some four-legged friends. holly, good morning. >>reporter: look at my four- legged friends. i would love to tell you that these sheep are standing next to me because they think i'm really cool, but, really, it's because aggie and jip are keeping them in line. mark might have something to do with it as well. we are all learning about sheep herding this morning. it's one of the many things going on at the harvest festival. we're live at the agricultural history park this morning. we'll tell you how you can come out and get in on the fun too. it's all next on fox 5 morning news. [ female announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have.
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to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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more than 500 people will gather for the eighth annual buddy walk this weekend locally. it's all in support of people with down syndrome and their families. the buddy walk is more than 150 events across this area in the fall to raise awareness. it's being hosted by the down syndrome network of montgomery county. this morning we're joined by the organization's president, gina mitchell. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> and also the master of
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ceremonies for the event, audrey forsyth, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i'm so happy both of you are here. let me start with you, tell us about the buddy walk locally and how it fits into the national picture. >> sure. as you said, there's actually just about 300 -- nearly 300 across the country which was started by the national down syndrome society and it's really about awareness. october is national down syndrome awareness month and we have the opportunity to -- it's really our largest event. it is a fundraiser for us, but at the end of the day, it's a community event where it's a great opportunity, it's a carnival-like atmosphere, we have balloon bounces, inflatables, face painting. we have a team tent, right, for the young adults. we also have a little lounge area with dancing and karaoke. we have games and so many things, pizza, popcorn, cotton candy. so it's just really an event where, you know, friends and neighbors and colleagues and everyone comes together to enjoy each other. and at the end of the day to build awareness. these kids that are coming,
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they're going to employ our children who have down syndrome and work beside them and hopefully help them on the bus when they see them or get them a taxi and it's really just exposure and awareness for us. >> the money that goes to it too, just to understand the syndrome, this isn't like breast cancer or something where we're looking for a cure. this is something different. can you tell us where this money dps and how it helps? >> sure. so for the down syndrome network of montgomery county, the money that we raise enables us to, a, at the very core of what we do is really bring our families together and give them support. so we have a lot of events, we have a summer picnic, a winter dance, we have this buddy walk, opportunities for our families to come together and get to know each other and really feel that community and really -- you know, ask questions, where my daughter is 10 and i get to talk to the family of an 11 or 12-year-old to see where we're headed and really just a comfort level. we also do medical outreach where we talk about delivery of diagnosis to local hospitals,
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genetic students. we also do a teachers' conference, we have an annual teachers' conference for free with the neighboring county, fredrick county where we teach inclusive best practices for the classroom, tactics and tools that they can take that afternoon and use on monday and that's been very well received. we work closely with mcps on that and training for special education and inclusive practices. we also do parent workshops. so we're helping individual families who are touched by down syndrome, but we also reach out to the community as a whole and really support, and we want to be the go-to resource for down syndrome within montgomery county as well as advocacy efforts both on a state level, local level and a national level. >> and you're doing that with the help of this talented man sitting next to you, this young man. you're the master of ceremonies for the event. so are you excited about it, a little bit nervous? i know you want to be an actor. >> right. >> how are you preparing for this on saturday?
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>> i'm preparing through the speech and with a grace mile. >> that's a winning combination. what do you want people that are watching and just in general to know about the abilities of people living with down syndrome. >> people with down syndrome can do anything and that we have changes to how people see us. >> i think it's awesome. what a great spokesperson and advocate too. i know that's what you look to do. good luck to you with your future acting career. >> thank you. >> hope to see you soon, and, gena, good luck with the walk. let's tell people how they can get involved. registration can be done on site. >> it can be done on site and they can go to our website and there's a front screen, there's a little star you can click on for the buddy walk and it'll take you to registration and you can do that online. >> just so you know, it's on our screen right now, but it is saturday, starts at 10:00, it's over at 2:30.
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there is still time to register or gena gave the website, we'll link it at myfoxdc.com. it's on falls road at hadley's park. good luck on saturday. you won't need it, you'll be just fine. >> right. >> tony, over to you. >> sounds like a good time. thank you all very much. also this saturday, the folks at montgomery pacialgs are bringing history to life at the agricultural history farm park. from an archeological dig to blacksmithing demonstrations, it is a chance to get a taste of farm life over the years, and you might even get a chance to see man's best friend doing some of the work. holly morrison is getting a preview this morning in derwood, maryland. hey, holly. >>reporter: hey, tony. after seeing these dogs work, i have decided my dogs seriously need to go to obedience school. they are amazing when you're talking about border collies and sheep herding. and when you're talking about that artform, and it really is when you watch them work, mark sober is the person you want to
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talk with, because he is with the trial and acre sheep herding demonstration team. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. >>reporter: so let's talk a little bit about sheep herding, how it works and what's really going on here? >> well, what we do is livestock producer -- as livestock producers is we use these dogs as tools to move the livestock around. >>reporter: so for now, like our four little sheep there, forget you were leaving, you're, like, no, i want you to come back, so let's watch the dogs work. now, you just simply just said. >> away. >>reporter: but you hardly even said it very loudly. >> she doesn't have a hearing problem. walk up. walk up. >>reporter: man, she is eyeballing those sheep and the sheep are eyeballing her. you were just telling me before we went on tv that the sheep aren't afraid of the dog. >> no. they're respectful of the dog,
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but they aren't afraid because if they were afraid, they'd be in d.c. right now. >> the flight response. >> right. so what i'll do in order to bring these sheep back to us, i'll give her a right hand flank. away. away. >>reporter: it's like a little away hurry up and get away. >> right. >>reporter: what about aggie over here? >> aggie is 14 and i use her basically up close in the e's g gorilla, but she's got age catching up to her. >>reporter: i know the feeling. >> aggie, come by. come by. >>reporter: how long does it take you to train a dog? >> to get a useful dog, you can get one useful in a year, 18 months. >>reporter: and then their working life is pretty log. pretty-- pretty long. >> here in the east it is. out in the west where they're moving large flocks of sheep over hard territory, their
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effective effective working life is 5 or 6 years old. >>reporter: why is it essential to have these dogs to be able to do this? >> it saves a lot of steps. i can take and drive these sheep out to that field, out into this field. walk up. walk up. get up. get up. get up. get up. [ whistle ] >>reporter: now, what's the whistle do? >> the whistle just takes the emotion out of your voice and they can hear it better at long distances as opposed to the screaming and hollering. >>reporter: you can move the sheep without you ever moving. >> you bet. if this were a 100-acre field and those sheep were down there and i needed to get them up to dock room or -- dock them or worm them or to check them to see whether or not they're ready to lamb, all i have to do is send a dog and i don't have to run after them.
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>>reporter: that's why they're man's best friend. >> that's right. people on foot, they don't respect people like they respect a dog. >>reporter: interesting. we got about 30 seconds. can you bring them back? >> sure. >>reporter: as he does that, let me tell ya, they are going to be doing sheep herding demonstrations here on saturday, and it is the 22nd annual harvest festival that is going on here at the agricultural history park in montgomery county, specifically in derwood on mun castor road. it is all day on saturday from 10:00 to 4:00. they have a lot of different activities that are going on, and they're also going to have live music as well. so coming up in our next hour, we're going to check in with one of the live bands, hear them perform for us live this morning before they perform this weekend. look at that. it's really just beautiful to watch, it really is. tony and allison are that way, head towards them. >> that's unbelievable. holly, thank you. go, aggie, go. still ahead in our next hour, educating engaging parents about the dangers of online predators. >> we're going to sit down with
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the founder of a website that helps parents stay aware of what their kids are doing online. you're going to want to hear this story. plus reaction to last night's debate from the candidates' youngest audience. wisdom will join us live from american university with another edition of "campaign u." 8:54, we'll be right back.
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i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this subsidize to pbs, i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i love big bird, i actually like you too. >> right now at 9:00, big bird for 2016? the iconic character climbs the social media ladder following the first presidential debate. coming up a look at the hot button issues tackled last night. plus we're live with reaction from local students. then keeping kids safe, more warnings about a predator on the street as one local
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father joins us in studio to talk about the dangers online and how he tracked down the man preying on his son, his top tips ahead. and later this hour, you trust a val et to take care of your car and return it. well, that's what some kids are doing with their cell phones. find out how this service works and the potential dangers. plus how you can use the last of your summer flowers and create that beautiful free centerpiece. derek thomas joins us at 9:45 for "how does your garden grow." good morning, i'm allison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. welcome. tucker barnes is in the weather center right now keeping his eyes on the skies. good morning, tucker. >> good morning, tony. yeah, still got some clouds across the area and some light showers. we'll get the showers out of here shortly, but the clouds will hang tough for your morning hours. the good news is the trend will be a little lay day sunshine and humidity lessening through the evening hours. generally the upside to the forecast. there are the rain showers. you can see they're kind of

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